Globethics.net 10th Anniversary: Access to Information as a Human Right focus of Globethics.net 10th anniversary celebration
Globethics.net is celebrating the 10th anniversary since its founding workshop in 2004 with an event in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday 10 December 2014. The event has been organised on 10 December, international Human Rights Day deliberately with the topic ‘Access to Information as a Human Right: The Ethics of Regulation and Freedom'. Globethics.net is committed to the principle of open access, to the sharing of knowledge and information for the benefit of all.
The programme features: a welcome by Christoph Stückelberger, Founder and Executive Director of Globethics.net and by Walter Fust, President of the Board of Foundation; a presentation of the Globethics.net vision and Jubilee brochure by the Founder; short statements from supporters and staff; and a panel on ‘Access to Information as a Human Right'. Panellists talking on the topic include the Director General of the European Broadcasting Union, a strategy and policy advisor from the International Telecommunication Union and a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). Download the full programme [PDF - 32 Kb].
The publication More or Less Equal. How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights (2014) featured in the Newsletter No.9/2014 was co-published with the WACC, an NGO that builds on communication and addresses rights in order to promote social justice. The booklet explores the challenges posed by the use and abuse of digital platforms. Another publication of interest on the topic of access to information is Ethics in the Information Society: the Nine 'P's. A Discussion Paper for the WSIS+10 Process 2013-2015 (2013). It is based on seven core values: equity, freedom, care and compassion, participation, sharing, sustainability and responsibility. These values are exemplified on nine core topics of the information and knowledge society, the "Nine P's": principles, participation, people, profession, privacy, piracy, protection, power and policy.
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We look forward to seeing you on 10 December 2014 in Geneva and to receiving your messages so that we can celebrate together all that has been achieved in the last decade and look forward to the next 10 years!